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On 3 and 4 April, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty visited Zagreb to discuss cooperation with the upcoming Croatian EU Presidency.
The agency presented its Opinion on the challenges and opportunities for implementing the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter to the Council Working Group dealing with fundamental rights (FREMP).
In the latest edition of his video blog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty talks about discrimination on the basis of age in the EU and calls for more respect for Human- and Fundamental Rights of older people.
During the spring session of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, the agency, the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe, and the Council of Europe are hosting a side event on communicating rights.
EUROCITIES are hosting an event in Toulouse from 9 to 10 April on policy transfer on Roma access to housing.
The agency will contribute to an integration working group of the Inter-Governmental Consultation forum on migration, asylum and refugees.
The Swedish government is organising an event on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights that will take place on 8 April in Stockholm.
A Eurostat task force met in Rome from 1 to 2 April to develop a European survey on gender-based violence. A number of EU Member States are piloting the survey in 2018-2019 before full-scale data collection in 2020-2022.
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Women throughout the EU face inequalities. But Roma women face additional challenges such as anti-Gypsyism, extreme poverty, exclusion and discrimination which reinforce their disadvantages, according to the latest report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. It underlines the urgent need for targeted, gender-sensitive measures that allow Roma women to realise their full potential.
The agency is facilitating a country visit of the hate crime subgroup to Helsinki on 4 April.
From 4 to 5 April in Lisbon, the Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law of Lisbon’s Law School will run a workshop on data protection, and the implementation of EU law and the use of judicial dialogue techniques.
On 4 April, senior representatives from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the agency meet for their annual exchange on topics of mutual interest.
The agency will join a Peer Learning Activity in Zagreb from 4 to 5 April on promoting common values and inclusive education through cooperation between education institutions and civil society.
On 3 April, the Finnish Ministry of Justice, the agency and OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights will host a hate crime awareness raising seminar in Helsinki.
On 3 and 4 April, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty will visit Zagreb to discuss cooperation with the upcoming Croatian EU Presidency.
The agency gave a presentation at Equinet (the European Network for Equality Bodies) Working Group on Policy Formation on 26 March in Brussels.
Upon request by the Spanish authorities, the agency carried out its first capacity building workshop for staff working in a reception centre for migrants in Chiclana (Cadiz) from 19 to 22 March.
The FRA Director will speak at the European Child Rights Forum in Brussels on 2 April about the main challenges of promoting and protecting child rights in the EU.
Staff from the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, as well as from research and legal service, will discuss the development of the agency’s EU Fundamental Rights Information System (EFRIS) on 2 April in Brussels.
On 1 April, the European Union will have its regular human rights dialogue with the People’s Republic of China in Brussels.